We are all alike and unique in our own ways. What better way to show children all of the ways that we are alike and different than with the All About Me unit of study.
Learning Centers are a great way for children to explore their interest based on the unit of study. It also gives them ample time to visit and revisit to build on their mastery.
This week we have been working really hard on our observations so that we can complete our DRDP's and small group time is a great way to observe children.
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By far the All About Theme is my favorite theme to teach. I love to watch the children discover things about themselves and their friends.
This unit is designed to get kids thinking about themselves and the things that they can do.
During our Social Skills meeting we learn how to be Active Listeners with a simple to understand group book and song to support this learning skill.
Pocket Chart Math is in full swing and the children are enjoying it. This week we learned about one to one correspondence with a art helper that had to pass out the need supplies to each child.
They demonstrated their knowledge by coming up with the amount they needed for the amount of children in their group.
Our learning Centers got changed out this week know that the children are really getting the concept of each Learning Center and how to take care of them.
We did change out our sensory table from the plans to sorting color pom poms while building fine motor skills.
Look at the collaboration happening in our block center.
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Preschool is the prefect time to start building fine motor skills and hand strength.
Allowing children to use scissors in a variety of ways will give them the opportunity to develop those much-needed fine motor skills as they begin the process of learning how to write.
But it is much more than just fine motor skills, when children use scissors they are also improving hand eye coordination and bilateral coordination.
Give children plenty of opportunity to use scissors through out the day.
One way is to give children access to a cutting station. Set up a simple cutting station that children can use through out the day.
Morning Work Time
Table Top Activities before nap
When children need to be redirected
Have different items for the children to use scissors with.
Challenge children with different styles of cutting tasks.
Short Straight Lines
Short Slanted Lines
Long Straight Lines
Zig Zag Lines
Start and Stop Strips
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